Urenco to Upgrade 12,000 t Depleted UF6 at UEChK

Since May of this year, 3,600 t UF6 travelled by rail to Yekaterinburg where the depleted uranium will be re-enriched to reactor grade. This is the first such shipment of depleted U from Gronau for re-enrichment since 2009. An additional 8,400 t has been scheduled for transport through 2022.

The 12,000 t depleted U (average assay = 0.30% U-235), once returned to Urenco, translates to just under 2,000 MT natural uranium (4.4 Mlbs), or a little over 2% of annual demand.

3 replies to “Urenco to Upgrade 12,000 t Depleted UF6 at UEChK”

  1. Hi Tom,

    How in your view does this effect the total available supply of uranium in the coming years? Does this impact the net supply shortage?

    1. Hi, Moe,

      Rather than offer an opinion, I will tell you how this will impact supply: The 12,000 t depleted U (average assay = 0.30% U-235), once returned to Urenco, translates to just under 2,000 MT natural uranium (4.4 Mlbs), or a little over 2% of annual demand.

      I hope this was helpful.

      Tom

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